Watch: 11-Minute Look at Evolution of The Dark Knight in Cinema
by Ethan Anderton
February 9, 2015
While fans are patiently waiting to see any footage from the anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, let's not forget that there's a whole cinematic history of Batman that we can still watch in the meantime. And if you're not in the mood to go back and watch every movie that The Dark Knight has been given (a couple of them are pretty terrible), thankfully Jacob T. Swinney from 35MM has put together an 11-minute examination looking at the evolution of Batman on the big screen. The video does begin with the TV series incarnation starring Adam West, but that's only because he got his own movie too. Watch below!
Here's The Evolution of Batman in Cinema from 35MM (via The Playlist):
Even though the Batman movies are contemporary enough for us to be pretty familiar with this, seeing them examined in this fashion gives some new perspective as to how the hero has changed and been adapted over the years for difference audiences. Also, I'm glad to see that Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was included in this examination since that was a big screen release in the 90s. Now we just have to see how The Caped Crusader continues to evolve with Ben Affleck playing the hero in his first big screen meeting with Superman as Warner Bros. attempts to build their DC Comics cinematic universe for fans to feast upon.